After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe with over 575,000 people attending the festival; and with 2019 promising to be more inclusive than ever, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store across the 4,500+ events and performances that are on offer.
Next up, Silver Moon Theatre Co. tell us about their show The Blood Tales which they’ll be performing at Sweet Werks 1.
Describe your show in one sentence?
“Re-mystifying the most misunderstood phenomena of a woman’s body by telling the true tales about our Blood”
Why Brighton Fringe?
Because it seems like a very accessible festival for upcoming artists.
How did the show get to where it is today?
With a lot of sweat and tear but most of all, a lot of LOVE.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I’m tackling women’s issues, menstrual Blood and my style of theatre is experimental, coming from a very unique laboratory style of investigation. It’s been written and developed by me. More than entertainment, I’m interested in bringing a taboo topic to the forefront in order to change perception and create social change.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
EEk, to be honest, I haven’t had a chance to look what else is on!!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Just do it. Have fun and cross your fingers.
With the theme of this year’s festival being ‘DARE to Discover’, we’d like you to tell us a TRUTH – something about you or the show that fans may not know.
That the base of the script was created from 13 poems that were written from the space of the blood. For 3 moons cycles, I locked myself away and listened to what the blood want me to say and from there the show was born.
The Blood Tales runs at Brighton Fringe from 10-12 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed